Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Lenticular Clouds and other Rare & Wondrous Phenomena

We just had a bank of lenticular clouds over our local mountains on Sunday. It was wonderful to stumble upon this site about lenticular clouds and other wondrous and beautiful cloud formations.

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The Threek

and the Thai custard on sweet sticky rice was beautiful to my tongue.

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Landing Pattern

Sometimes beauty comes where you least expect it and leaps out at you during a time of crisis and demands that you sneak your cell phone out of your pocket and record it for others to get, too.

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Ice on Grass # 4

We’ve got an arctic cold air mass sitting over SoCal. Each night, the temperatures plunge below freezing. You’d think somebody would figure out that running the sprinklers at 2200 is a bad idea. But, it produces great beauty for early risers to notice!

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It Snowed Today!!!

A true rarity in SoCal – at least in the valleys. Pictured is a shot of Loma Linda’s South Hills. They’re usually just brown this time of year – the snow is quite visible. I haven’t seen anything like this since 1979, when it snowed in Palm Springs. My dad said the last time it snowed like this was 1953.

It’s too bad that snowshoeing and skiing are not permitted on this trail!

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What's the simplest thing I can do to have maximum uplift for humanity?

I knew Tom Munnecke way back when … he’s done well for himself and now blogs about forces for positive change. Here is a story about people worth admiring.

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Looking out my Window

I need to do a better job of transferring from my camera phone – or better yet, use a real camera! But on a clear day, you can see …

The apparent highest peak is San Bernardino Peak. I hope to climb it (summer of 2007) and operate during a ham radio VHF contest – everything is basically line of sight, and it’s in a premier position in SoCal. Check out the map from San Bernardino Peak on 43 places for a satellite photo.

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Frost Patterns

John Lee ! provided us with a picture of beauty

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Today the Mountains

are still sprinkled with powdered sugar. They sky overhead is just a tad too unsaturated to be a solid cobalt blue. Perhaps God really does love SoCal – maybe it’s not merely the modern day Sodom or Gomorah. (Which is hardly the way I categorize things) Despite the traffic congestion, the overbuilding, the strip malls and package stores and overpriced tract housing. Despite the meth dealers and the Wallmart Shoppers, today is a beautiful day – one whose beauty smothers all else until all things become beautiful, even in spite of themselves.

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I've got a fountain

on my desk. The flowing water has it’s own fluid beauty among the rest of the clutter (and I have to keep charts and papers away from it!!!). It catches the incoming light “just so” – it’s light and dark in balanced, flowing chaos.

And it sounds relaxing.


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